Project profile — Integrating Venezuelan Health Professionals in Peru’s Health system


UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (41121)
2020-11-23 - 2024-07-01
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Peru (100.00%)


• Health, General: Medical services (12191) (40.00%)
• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (15.00%)
Infectious disease control (12250) (15.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (20.00%)
• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (5.00%)
Family planning (13030) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to help fill Peru’s human resources deficit in the health sector through assistance to the Government of Peru in its efforts to allow Venezuelan migrant health professionals to work in the Peruvian health sector. It assists the validation of their professional credentials and confirms their residency status in Peru. Project activities include: (1) the identification of Venezuelan medical professionals and confirmation that they meet the Peruvian government’s residency registration requirements; (2) support for the validation of professional titles for Venezuelan doctors, nurses and psychologists; (3) support their registration in professional boards; and (4) provision of financial assistance for the payment of national exams and registration in professional boards. The project targets a minimum of 250 Venezuelan health professionals (of whom at least 50% are women), including doctors, nurses and psychologists.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is: increased equitable formal employment opportunities for qualified Venezuelan women and men, refugees and migrants in a more accessible health care system, as part of the COVID-19 response in Peru.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 731 Venezuelan health professionals were supported with at least one of the procedures for obtaining professional credentials, of which 611 were women; and (2) 74 health professionals were supported to prepare for interviews for formal jobs, of which 53 were conducted for positions directly related to their professions and 12 were hired in health centres located in Arequipa, Iquitos and Lima.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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